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A lot to do there before startup...might be easier to go ahead and mount it in the frame. Several wires, switches, carb, fuel and oil lines to hook up before it'll be safe to start. You could hook a battery up and see if it will turn over, but i wouldn't worry about getting it to run just yet.
yeah definitively, im not worried about "starting it" at this very moment. just want to gather everything i need and little by little put it together. For example, carbs, fuel, oil lines and oil bags. i have all of it. I just want to make sure the motor turns over with that it has at the moment. I literally just got the motor a week ago lol so i want to make sure im on good path before i go onto the next steps. I know its gona be awhile before it starts.
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You could just pull the plugs and turn the sprocket with a wrench to see if the motor is free. Be a little tough without a stand, but it'll give you an idea of what you have.
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You could just pull the plugs and turn the sprocket with a wrench to see if the motor is free. Be a little tough without a stand, but it'll give you an idea of what you have.
Motor isnt seized, the one who sold it did to me did a compression test, i missplaced the readings but its also market on the rockers. Compression was good. So on that part i know the motor has some life in it.
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Sounds like your good to go on piecing her back together!
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Sounds like your good to go on piecing her back together!
Yeah, so all that being said lol WHAT DO I NEED!?
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Yeah, so all that being said lol WHAT DO I NEED!?
If all you want to do is make sure it turns over, you'll need to get a battery and battery cables. Battery cables should be the same size as the cable connected to the starter motor post.

Connect the "+" terminal of the battery to the large long top post of the starter solenoid.

The large cable from the large short lower solenoid post should be the one connected to the post on the starter motor.

Connect the battery "-" terminal securely to the motor somewhere (maybe bolt it to a rear motor mount using one of its holes?). You want it to be a good solid grounding connection.

I'd remove the spark plugs to make it easier for the engine to turn over, then touch the wire that's coming from the small middle terminal of the solenoid (the one with the yellow insulation on it) to the "+" terminal of the battery. There'll be a spark, but when that cable touches the "+" terminal of the battery, the solenoid should pull its plunger in, and the starter motor should start turning the engine over, until you stop touching that wire to the battery post.

I've never tried this without the engine being mounted in the frame, you may want to be holding onto the engine when you try this to make sure it doesn't fall over and break something.

One more warning.... Your picture shows the primary cover is installed. That's good. The primary cover should always be installed when you do this, as it supports the end of the starter shaft that has the bendix on it. Without the cover in place, the torque of the starter motor might break something inside, if it's not supported correctly.
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I'm just curious how po did a compression test without turning the motor over.
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Is there anyone you know that could come over and help you make a list, and get you started in the right direction? No offense, but sounds like you've never tackled anything like this before. It would save you a lot of time and confusion to have someone look hands on at what you have to work with, and what you need to get her back on the road.
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Is there anyone you know that could come over and help you make a list, and get you started in the right direction? No offense, but sounds like you've never tackled anything like this before. It would save you a lot of time and confusion to have someone look hands on at what you have to work with, and what you need to get her back on the road.
No offense taken, but also, on my post i said it was my first time dealing
With a harley motor, i have worked on my own on smaller motors (savage 650, yamaha xs650), now i want to learn about harleys. Reason why i posted my questions on a forum.
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If all you want to do is make sure it turns over, you'll need to get a battery and battery cables. Battery cables should be the same size as the cable connected to the starter motor post.

Connect the "+" terminal of the battery to the large long top post of the starter solenoid.

The large cable from the large short lower solenoid post should be the one connected to the post on the starter motor.

Connect the battery "-" terminal securely to the motor somewhere (maybe bolt it to a rear motor mount using one of its holes?). You want it to be a good solid grounding connection.

I'd remove the spark plugs to make it easier for the engine to turn over, then touch the wire that's coming from the small middle terminal of the solenoid (the one with the yellow insulation on it) to the "+" terminal of the battery. There'll be a spark, but when that cable touches the "+" terminal of the battery, the solenoid should pull its plunger in, and the starter motor should start turning the engine over, until you stop touching that wire to the battery post.

I've never tried this without the engine being mounted in the frame, you may want to be holding onto the engine when you try this to make sure it doesn't fall over and break something.

One more warning.... Your picture shows the primary cover is installed. That's good. The primary cover should always be installed when you do this, as it supports the end of the starter shaft that has the bendix on it. Without the cover in place, the torque of the starter motor might break something inside, if it's not supported correctly.

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